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Sometimes Manningham Council stun me with the way they treat the people of Manningham.

Please consider the "Performance Report for the period ending 31 March 2015" (see pages 1474 and onwards in the minutes for 26 M ... Read more »

Views: 307 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 07.04.2015

Some time back, I wrote about a claim by Manningham council in their 2014/2015 budget that Average Weekly Earnings would increase by 4.5% in 2014/15 and subsequent years. Please see page 1300 of the minutes of the council meeting for 29 April 2014 to see where the council made this claim.

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Views: 296 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 06.06.2015

A lot can be learned about Manningham council, if you ask them what they would like to see happen.

Manningham council actually answers this question every year.

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Views: 294 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 05.24.2015

As you may know, the current State ALP government has said it will cap council rates to CPI to 'contain the costs of living in Victoria'. Please see minutes of 21 April 2015 ... Read more »

Views: 312 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 05.24.2015

The Federal and State governments fund part of a 'Univeral Access to Early Childhood Education Program' (page 1009,  minutes of 21 April 2015 ... Read more »

Views: 255 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 05.24.2015

The council requests a renewal of the "School Focused Youth Services Program". This program "supports young people with complex needs or emerging mental health issues to remain engaged in learning". It's key strength is explained as being "a holistic community approach with the development of strong local partner ... Read more »

Views: 301 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 05.24.2015

Councils are currently required to prepare a 4 year plan within 6 months of a general election or June 30, whichever is later.

Councils don't like this type of pressure. They want 12 months to develop their plan. ... Read more »

Views: 222 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 05.24.2015

The councils do not want to pay for the cost litigation at VCAT. They say, "The impost of the current cost to Victorian Local Government in defending such litigation is lifted from the sector" (page 1013, minutes)

Do you know that local cou ... Read more »

Views: 243 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 05.24.2015

Did you know that when a large development takes place, such as a high density dwelling or other large development, the council takes what is called a 'development contribution' from the land developer. This can be a large amount of money and it is meant to pay for things the council will need to provide for all the additional people who will come to live in Man ... Read more »

Views: 295 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 05.24.2015

This is a very good example of the wasteful and arrogant way in which our council operates.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is concerned about the increasing cost of the national census. Good on them!  ... Read more »

Views: 194 | Added by: Blogger | Date: 05.24.2015

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